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WORD DOINGS

New York Times, Sunday, March 24, 1974

Author:
Charles Baron
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 175, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 3 (1 triple stack), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,989
Across
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Danube city : BUDAPEST
9
___-cadabra : ABRA
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Taken, in France : PRIS
17
Gallup specialty : POLL
21
Glitter : IRIDESCE
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Made a baseball move : SLID
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Asian nomad : REKI
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Fencing foil : EPEE
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Drivers’ needs : LICENSES
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Delivers : HANDSOVER
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Annals: Abbr. : RECS
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Compass reading : ESE
30
Like Omar after a busy day : TENTLESS
32
Bar staple : ICE
33
Dogtags, for short : IDENTS
35
Rational : SANE
36
Rough : UNTENDER
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Poet Countee : CULLEN
39
Decorative band : PATTE
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Created : MADE
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Beverages : ALES
43
Look up to : ADMIRE
44
Pack animals : BURROS
45
Wind: Prefix : ANEM
46
Hindu sacred books : VEDAS
48
Eastern fibers: Var. : SANNS
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Famed violinist : ELMAN
50
Related by blood : COGNATE
52
Abner’s friend : LUM
54
Promontory : NESS
55
Form of Elizabeth : ELSPETH
57
Relative of drat : HECK
60
Shopping or grab : BAG
62
Snail genus : HUA
64
Unit : ONE
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Dalmatian island : RAB
68
“Gil Blas” author : LESAGE
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N.Y.C., Rye, Hoboken, etc. : GREATERMETROPOLITANAREA
81
Thrill at Shea : ALINEDRIVETHROUGHCENTER
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Summer-stock figure : SEMIPROFESSIONALACTRESS
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Manush of baseball : HEINIE
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U. S. media org. : FRC
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Harvest goddess : OPS
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Miss Sumac : YMA
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___ es Salaam : DAR
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Arizona city : YUMA
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Musical notes : ESHARPS
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Medieval brocade : ACCA
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Apple, for short : MAC
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Inflames : ENRAGES
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Hatred : ODIUM
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Verbal contraction : SHANT
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___ of life : FACTS
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Shows warmth : SMILES
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Toot : BENDER
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Bullish word in Spain : TORO
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Lose interest : COOL
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Pan or Nero : PETER
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Bequest source : ESTATE
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Casual talk : CHINCHIN
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Tunisian rulers : DEYS
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Excels : SHINES
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Haw’s partner : HEE
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Twine fiber : HENEQUEN
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Western Indian : UTE
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Color lightly : TINT
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Be excessively touchy : OVERREACT
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Words for a birdie or eagle : UNDERPAR
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Early English moneys : ORAE
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Terrible : DIRE
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Fuel : COKE
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Popular entertainments : ICESHOWS
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Cheek : SASS
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Fixed a tax: Abbr. : ASSD
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Dramatis ___ : PERSONAE
Down
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Ill temper : BILE
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U. S. author : URIS
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Las Vegas game : DICE
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Summer cooler : ADE
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Music scale of five notes : PENTATONE
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Early monastics : ESSENES
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Make the ___ : SCENE
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Lab chore : TEST
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Maugham story : ASHENDEN
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Embryo cell group : BLASTEMA
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Wash cycle : RINSE
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Write a p.s. : ADD
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Advance : PROCEED
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Setback : REVERSAL
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White House name : IKE
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Watergate judge : SIRICA
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U. S. humorist : PERELMAN
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Phone-user’s quest : OPENLINE
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Readers’ desks : LECTERNS
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Inferiority : LESSNESS
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Edge along : SIDLE
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___ Prabang : LUANG
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Flops : DUDS
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Handbag part : STRAP
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“ . . . Ruler of the Queen’s ___” : NAVEE
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Haul : PULL
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Morpheus’s offering : ARMS
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Chinese leader : MAO
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Get-together : BEE
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Bench occupant : SUB
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Navaho sheep : CHURRO
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Words for Taft : THEOHIOAN
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Mottled canes : MALACCAS
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Bettelheim’s “Children of ___” : THEDREAM
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Sings softly : CROONS
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Oven-baked, in Hawaii : KALUA
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Civet’s relative : GENET
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In ___ (having a mad on) : AMIFF
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Rumanian composer : OTESCU
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Ship weights: Abbr. : NRTS
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With wide scope : BIGLY
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Trade-term initials : SANR
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Commedia dell’___ : ARTE
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Turns right : GEES
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Dog and tin : EARS
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Deep cut : GASH
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Virginia signature : RLEE
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E. E. Cummings title : EIMI
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Have ___ (know somebody) : ANIN
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Lukewarm : TEPID
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___ bit (completely) : EVERY
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Stage phone, e.g. : PROP
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River to North Sea : THAMES
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Brit. fliers : RAF
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Nuclear particle : MESON
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Cozy quality : HOMEYNESS
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Mine approaches : ADITS
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Irritate : RILE
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Boy, to Caesar : PUER
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Sweater sizes: Abbr. : SMS
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Firemen’s glove material : ASBESTOS
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Cat seen by Alice : CHESHIRE
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Saddle bags : CANTINAS
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Musical movements : ANDANTES
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Berra and Bench, e.g. : CATCHERS
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Verifies one’s figures : RECHECKS
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Consecrated : ANOINTED
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___ better (outdo) : GOONE
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Building wing : ELL
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French head : TETE
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Agrees : COHERES
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Judge, e.g. : TRIER
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Road menace : SPEEDER
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Does garden work : RESODS
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Confusion : CHAOS
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Kind of cap : DUNCE
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Witty remark : QUIP
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“___ my word” : UPON
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N. Z. tree : TAWA
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Routing word : VIA
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U. S. aid agency: Abbr. : ECA
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Greek letter : RHO

Answer summary: 25 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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